Ronda Rousey Wants to be Part of 'World of Warcraft' Movie, Also Likes to Play Samus in a Film
With all her amazing feats and jaw-breaking accomplishments, both literally and figuratively, inside the octagon, Ronda Rousey's name will live for eternity amongst contact sports enthusiasts.
But, just late last year, she was also immortalized, at least in the gaming world, with a non-playable character (NPC) in the "World of Warcraft: Legion" expansion. This was a testament to how big a fan of the video game the American mixed martial artist is.
Rousey recently admitted that she, initially, tried playing Blizzard Entertainment's multiplayer online RPG only after a "World of Warcraft" movie was announced. She did it for "role research," hoping that she could get called up to be part of the film, even though she knew the idea was a bit farfetched.
"It's kinda cool when two worlds connect like when they make a movie based on a book, and you go buy the book because you know if the book is being made into a movie it must be pretty good," Rousey said in an interview. "I think they should make more movies based on video games to be honest. I think that would be really cool."
She also revealed the one video game-inspired movie she would love to star in. "I've always wanted to be Samus. That would be badass," she added.
"I love how people found out later that it was a hot chick on the inside. And then most of the day you're in a suit, so you can just hang out and eat donuts and be the star of Metroid."
Just weeks after her devastating loss to Holly Holm for the UFC Bantamweight Women's Championship title, Rousey's stock as a celebrity seemed like it took a turn for the better.
She graced the cover for the latest EA Sports UFC video game, together with Conor McGregor, and was also commended for making good on her promise to attend the Marine Corps Ball with one Lance Cpl. Jarrod Haschert who invited her out prior to the fight with Holm.
And back in December 2015, came the NPC surprise to the delight of the "World of Warcraft" avid gamer. Rousey previously shared that she has a night elf hunter on the game and was working on a blood elf rogue.
Blizzard is known for paying homage to celebs with its creation of NPCs that includes Dave Grohl, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton and Robin Williams, who all have in-game characters. "Friend with Benefits" actress Mila Kunis also has her own NPC in the "World of Warcraft: Legion" expansion. You can check out the video below.